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Campaign 1976 / Maryland and Michigan / Ford / Reagan #246005

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 19, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford wins Michigan and Maryland primaries against Ronald Reagan. Jimmy Carter loses to California Governor Edmund Brown Junior in Maryland and narrowly wins in Michigan against Representative Morris Udall. Carter received 44% in Michigan to Udall's 43%; 7% for Wallace.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [FORD - is happy about primaries. Momentum restored. Optimistic for convention victory.] Ford must win California primary for 1st ballot nomination. Reagan ahead in California.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Report on Reagan campaign.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NV) [REAGAN - says Michigan race crucial to Ford.] Elephant placed outside Reno rally for Reagan. [REAGAN - says campaign lies ahead to determine no. of delegates.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Reagan has 508 delegates; 435 for Ford; 378 uncommitted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Serafin, Barry

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